How to Connect Your Laptop With Your TV To Enjoy Movies And YouTube Videos On The Big Screen.

This article is all about the different ways to link your TV with a laptop and enjoy movies, YouTube videos, and other types of content on the big screen. If you’re bored with your laptop’s screen and are looking for an alternative, this might be an interesting read for you.

Fortunately, you can connect your laptop to a TV by either a wired or wireless connection. It’s always a great thing being able to sit back on your sofa and surf the web, play PC games or stream video from apps not available on that massive screen.

Connect Your Laptop To TV Using An HDMI Cable

The most effortless way to connect your laptop to a TV is via wired HDMI. Simply plug an HDMI cable into your laptop and then plug the other end into an available HDMI port on your TV.

Both the audio and video will automatically move to the TV. This approach is best practice if you own a laptop with a full-sized HDMI port.

Smaller/Mini versions of HDMI require an adapter, or a cable that has a regular HDMI at the other end, to connect directly to your TV.

On condition that you own modern-day laptops with USB-C ports. We recommend you get a USB-C to HDMI adapter, so as to conveniently connect directly to your TV

How To Connect Your Laptop To TV Wirelessly

You can skip the wired connection completely and have your laptop connected to your TV wirelessly without any stress. However, these options are best practices depending on your laptop and TV capabilities.

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Connect Your Apple Laptop To TV

The simplest way to connect your Apple laptop to TV is through AirPlay. AirPlay allows you to stream videos or mirror the display on your device’s screen on your TV.

Nevertheless, to do this you need compatible devices like Apple TV or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs (TVs from 2019).

The following steps are how to connect your laptop to your TV using AirPlay:

  • Make sure your laptop and Apple TV or AirPlay 2–enabled smart TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Put on your Mac, and go to the Control Center (icon with two switches) in the top-right corner.
  • Click on Screen Mirroring.
  • Select the device you want to share your display with.
  • Click the Back arrow at the top of the window and then click Sound.
  • Select your TV speakers from the list of audio options.
  • To end your streaming session, click on Screen Mirroring, then choose Stop Mirroring.

Connect Your Windows PC To TV

Your windows laptop can also get connected to the TV using a feature called Wi-Fi Direct, or Miracast. With the help of Wi-Fi Direct, both devices can connect directly to each other.

Here is how to connect your window PC to your TV:

  • Make sure your laptop and TV are both connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Put on your laptop, go to Settings then go to System and click on the Display option.
  • Under the Multiple displays header, click Connect to a wireless display. You should see a list of available displays.
    Your TV should appear on the list, click on it to connect your laptop.

If your TV is not detected on the list, try to select detect under Multiple Displays Header. If that doesn’t work, your TV or laptop may not support Miracast-an invisible technology used to project wirelessly. But if you want to put it on a TV, try to use a streaming device like Roku Streamers to transmit the display.

Connect Your Chromebook To TV Using Chromecast

If you prefer to connect your Chromebook to your TV wirelessly without an HDMI cable, you’ll have to get a Google Chromecast to plug into your TV.

Below are the steps on how to connect your Chromebook to your TV using Chromecast:

  • Connect the power cable to the Chromecast.
  • Plug the Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV.
  • Using your remote control, select the HDMI input that corresponds to where you plugged it in.
  • Make sure Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on.
  • Start Chrome, at the top right corner, click the three-dot menu, and click Cast…
  • Select Cast devices available. Choose what on your computer you’d like to cast. Your Chromebook content should appear on your TV.


As we all know, laptops are great for work and occasional leisure activities, but not so great when it comes to watching movies or YouTube videos on the big screen.

By following the above steps, you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite content with ease and without having to compromise on quality or graphics. So don’t wait any longer grab an HDMI cable, or Google Chromecast and get started.

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